Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Spring break?

In Philly, not looking like a sidewalk-cafe day.

Spring break?

Three times in the last week, the temperature has reached 70, and today was supposed to make four. Yesterday's high of 74 was normal for a May 18.

Not that we're spoiled, but that won't be happening today, at least in the immediate Philadelphia area.

Northeast winds and stubborn cloud-cover have made this a disappointingly chilly morning, and the sun is in for a fight as the clouds hold in a shallow layer of chilly air.

At 11, it was 49 at Philadelphia International Airport, or about 10 degrees chillier than it was to the west in Lancaster. Meanwhile, it already was up to 70 in southern Delaware.

The National Weather Service has bumped down the forecast high in Philadelphia to 65, and don't be surprised if it shaves off a few more degrees by early afternoon.

That said, the high is almost certainly going to crack 52, which is the normal for the Ides of March.


Inquirer Weather Columnist
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Everyone talks about the weather, and here we write about it.

When we’re around and conditions warrant, we’ll keep you updated about what’s coming, but we will do our best always to discuss weather and climate developments in context and remind you that nothing in the atmosphere happens in a vacuum.

Tony Wood has been writing about the atmosphere for The Inquirer for 26 years.

Reach Tony at twood@phillynews.com.

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